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Ben Franklin Beauties

By JD Dotson

For 27 years, Ben Franklin Crafts in New Albany

has been Southern Indiana’s go-to supply stock

up store for all kinds of crafts persons and artists.

Home to an eclectic mix of gifts and accessories,

frame shop, fabric store, and the largest collection

of art, crafting and scrapbooking supplies, Ben

Franklin’s also makes your Derby ensemble easily

customizable and unique. Their collection of

fascinators and women’s hats range from subtle

and demure to show-stopper and avant-garde.

Hats are ready to go right out of the store, or

for the extra personal touch can be embellished

by a team of designers to match an outfit or a

personal style.

Ben Franklin Crafts even has every bit, piece

and part, feather, ribbon and sequins, and hat or

fascinator base for the DIY crafter to build their

own masterpiece.

Ben Franklin’s also did not forget about the guys

and carries a huge selection of handmade local

bowties and pocket squares by local designer Ethan

Thomas. Ethan’s use of pattern and color add a

bit of spring flair to a Derby suit. Top the look off

with one of their straw hats, add a feather in the

band and you are ready to place bets.

Ben Franklin also carries a line of clear and

correctly-sized bags to comply with Churchill

Downs’ regulations, as well as a credit card,

tamper-free wallet to keep your bank account

safe from thieves.

We have picked out a few of our favorites.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is quickly approaching. According to the National Retail Federation, more than half of shoppers start to research and plan their gifts in October, if not earlier, though by December most of us still have plenty of holiday shopping left to do. To help you get a jumpstart, we’ve featured a few of our favorite local finds. But don’t just take our word for it. Go out and frequent these locally-owned establishments now and take the hustle ’n‘ bustle out of this holiday season.


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-51-25-pmSapphire Boutique

Sapphire Boutique, which has locations in Jeffersonville and New Albany, carries the latest fashions, accessories and gifts for women and babies. Follow us on Facebook @sapphireonspring and Instagram @sapphire_boutiques.

Julie Gionatti is wearing a Pink multi color sweater dress by BCBG, Black button front rain dress by BCBG, handbag by Sondra Roberts.

Rachel Shipton is wearing a ruffle sleeve suede dress by Olivaliceous, Handbag by Sondra Roberts.

Both models wearing various styles and brands of jewelry.

326 Spring St., Jeffersonville

812.920.0017

154 E. Main St., New Albany

812.725.0900

Facebook/SapphireonSpringBoutique


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Lavender Hill

At Lavender Hill, we strive to make our customers very, very happy. We offer daily deliveries to both residential and business locations. Our knowledgeable staff is here for you, be it a celebration, loss of a loved one, wedding or our favorite – for no reason at all. We’ll guide to towards the perfect florals or fine specimen plant, or pop into the shop to find the perfect piece of jewelry, scarf or artisan gift.

359 Spring St., Jeffersonville | 812.288.2388 | lavenderhillflorals.com


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Madhouse

Whether you’re selecting a special gift, entertaining, or just need a little room refresh in your life, Madhouse is here to help. You will not be disappointed in the variety and uniqueness within this specialty shop that truly caters to any price range.

151 E. Spring St., New Albany | 812.924.7728 | madhousena.com


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The Olivet

Locally owned and operated and situated in the beautifully developed Underground Station in the charming historic river town of New Albany, The Olivet is the only olive oil tasting emporium in the Southern Indiana area and offers the community a wonderful selection of ultra premium, extra virgin olive oils, hand selected from California groves, aged balsamic vinegars, whole spices and herb blends, Italian artisan pastas and sauces, handmade chocolates and truffles, a wide array of specialty and gourmet food items, and beautifully handcrafted, unique gifts. They also offer private tasting parties and specialize in custom gift baskets.

37 Bank St., New Albany | 812.913.4430 | www.theolivet.com


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The Office Cigar Lounge

Kick back in big, comfy easy chairs and enjoy a cigar with your buds in the cigar lounge. There are hundreds to choose from in the huge walk-in humidor, as well as cigar and pipe accessories – plus we have a large selection of pipes and pipe tobacco – to keep you puffing and happy.

3700 Paoli Pike, Floyds Knobs | 812.993.0445 | www.theofficecigarlounge.com


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-52-18-pmACE Hardware

New Albany Ace Hardware is locally owned and happy to serve our community for more than 81 years. What better gift to yourself or someone special than a new grill! New Albany Ace Hardware offers a full range of grills – including Big Green Eggs, Traeger and Weber – and accessories – for the outdoor chef on your gift list. We also offer a variety of other items, just right for stocking stuffers and more. Plus, we receive new items every week. Follow us on Facebook by searching “Ace Hardware of New Albany.”

1905 Charlestown Road, New Albany | 812.945.6633. | www.acehardware.com & search “New Albany” in the store locator


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-52-29-pmMESA

MESA is a state-of-the-art, collaborative kitchen-classroom, featuring demonstrations by established and aspiring chefs from Southern Indiana and Louisville. The collaborative space offers cooking classes and demonstration, and also houses a bookstore, pantry, to-go cooking dinners, cookware boutique, aprons, toys for little ones and more. Stop by to pick up a gift for aspiring chefs of all ages or easily purchase a gift card for that special someone on our website.

216 Pearl St., New Albany | 812.725.7691 | www.mesachefs.com


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-52-44-pmHim Gentleman’s Boutique

Him Gentleman’s Boutique is a one-stop shop for every man. We provide all styles ranging from everyday casual to looking your best on a night out. Want to try a new look? Not sure how to work certain trends into your wardrobe? We are here for all your styling needs.

314 Pearl St., New Albany | 812.924.7441 | www.himgb.com


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-52-56-pmTop Shelf Tactical

Come and experience a different firearm retail experience. We are committed to the highest quality products, the most competitive prices and 100 percent customer satisfaction. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook – @topshelftacticalfirearms – for our weekly specials throughout the holiday season.

37 Bank St. Suite 7, New Albany | 812.725.1115 | www.topshelftactical.com


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-53-04-pmStrandz and Threadz

Threadz has many fashions to offer, including trendy clothing, scarves, purses and accessories, plus we carry gift items like signs, teas, candles, local items, seasonal items and more! Strandz is an AVEDA concept salon and full-service spa. So, you can complement your new outfit with a new hairstyle, blowout or add some highlights!

322 Vincennes St., New Albany | 812.945.5480 | www.strandzandthreadz.com


screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-3-53-12-pmLL&A Interior Design

Celebrate Your Space!

247 Spring St., Jeffersonville | 812.282.6606 | www.leslielewisdesign.com

THE WIG SHOPPE OPENS SOUTHERN INDIANA LOCATION

Family-owned business offers help and hope

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From left to right: Kelsey Spaulding, Jessi Slade and Candyce Slade.

The Wig Shoppe has offered high-quality service in Louisville since 2002 with a mission of providing one of Kentuckiana’s largest selection of wigs – synthetic and natural – along with wig products, extensions, turbans, sleep caps, hats, scarves, gift cards and caring, personal attention.

screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-5-34-01-pmRecently, founder Candyce Slade, her daughter Kelsey Spaulding and daughter-in-law Jessi Slade expanded to Clarksville with a shop that is located off Veterans Parkway just off 65 near Chuy’s.

“The Wig Shoppe is a family-owned and -operated business,” said Kelsey. “We service women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia or thinning hair. We also work with women who just want a change of style or the ease and comfort of being able to put a wig on. We like to help provide alternative hair (solutions) for women in need.” screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-5-34-05-pm

The environment at The Wig Shoppe is warm, welcoming and nonjudgmental. Tears and emotions of all variations also are embraced.

“. I consider The Wig Shoppe a service business, a boutique for woman who could feel comfortable coming in without judgment,” explained Candyce. “My family had a wig shop business in the 70s in Evansville, which is where I’m from. Decades later, after having children and seeking a return to work, I didn’t want just any job, I wanted to do something meaningful.”

And she has and continues to do so, say the numerous clients who both frequent and recommend The Wig Shoppe to others.

To learn more, go to TheWigShoppe.com


The Wig Shoppe Indiana

1401 Veterans Pkwy, Suite 1000

Clarksville

812.704.6911

TheWigShoppe.com

 

The Wig Shoppe Kentucky

1253 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy

Louisville

502.412.8810

TheWigShoppe.com